This article correctly explains that women are more likely to tear their ACL, because they fire their quads rather than their hamstrings when suddenly stopping, and land with their knees closer together.
It also states that the second reason women are at risk for knee injury is fatigue. I’m not sure that is fair or even remotely correct. Are women more tired than men? There are a lot of factors that contribute to the higher rate of ACL injury seen in girls and women, and hormonal fluctuations, general laxity or flexibility, hip or glut strength are important facts. Someday we should be able to evaluate adolescents – and tailor at least some of their workout specifically to address or compensate for their body type, degree of flexibility, strength deficits, and landing patterns.
2 Surprising Reasons Women Are at Risk for Knee Injury – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic
You feel it. Sometimes you even hear it. You’re running, jumping, playing hard. Suddenly, there’s a “pop.” Have you may have torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in your knee. Find out why women are more at risk.